Tuesday

It's not you, it's me!

I was recently sent a beautiful leather pouch made by 'Forbes & Lewis'* to go with my beautiful iPhone 5s. And I am in love. My little pink bunny phone pouch was falling apart and this sophisticated number came at just the right time! Even though my pretty golden phone needed a lovely leather coat, I think we should take some time apart. Obviously I won't be ending it completely but maybe we just need a break, maybe at certain times of the day. After all- I don't need to take a picture of every meal!
Sometimes having a smartphone can be smart, and sometimes it can not. I appreciate it when I'm lost and need to find where I am on the map and when I can't remember something and google gets me back on the right track and in the know and when I need the time!
Sometimes I don't appreciate the fact I don't have to sign in every app or waste an hour looking at pointless statuses on Facebook or taking a picture of what I am wearing or tweeting about what I am daydreaming about for no reason or to think of something to take a picture of to put on Instagram because I haven't posted anything for a while.
Sometimes I should read a book instead of gazing at the tiny screen. Sometimes I should listen to a whole album on the cd player instead of a song via YouTube.
But sometimes pinning pretty pictures on Pinterest is enough to pull me out of my negativity and sometimes receiving lovely tweets make my day.

I think having a healthy relationship with your phone is the key; Scheduled times, and Knowing when to stop using it (i.e the dinner table or whilst chatting with your friend or during a really good film- you can IMDB that actor later!).
I also think giving your phone some beautiful accessories from time to time to make it feel special can be good too! (& addictive!)

Do you and your phone need a little time out? Do you find it hard to put it to bed?

6 comments:

  1. I totally understand this post! I find I look over and over again at the same Facebook statuses or the same tweets! I don't put my phone down! I really need to try hard to. X

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  2. I totally get where you are coming from. I am surgically attatched to my phone, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. I even have alarms set on my phone so I don't miss my various twitter chats! It annoys my boyfriend no end. I really need to try and take some time out from my phone too H xx

    www.hopesgone.blogpsot.com

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  3. Completely agree and have found myself having this conversation again and again with friends and family recently. I'm not sure I can remember the last time I just waited and people watched rather than flicking through an assortment of social media apps. I do love my Instagram time and the creative ideas that are opened up to me but I'm not sure how much Facebook really improves my life when I'm constantly accessing it. Food for thought! x
    www.pinkcatcustardandcake.co.uk

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  4. Love this pouch- it would really compliment my ipad case!! I completely agree...I'm completely unaware of how many times my hand reaches for my phone whilst watching tv and sometimes at dinner...such bad habits that I wouldn't want my children to pick up so I need to get a grip now! Lovely post. x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  5. What a pretty phone pouch! I have to be really strict with myself and my phone and it's working out pretty well. It's so easy to get sucked into it!

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  6. I think my phone is actually a limb of mine. I don't let it out of my sight! I need some away time from it, But I love it too much!!

    Naomi

    www.littleboxoffashion.com

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